What makes VPL special?
Traditionally, most cosmetic procedures have been associated with lasers. As technology has progressed, research has shown that lntense Pulsed Light units, and in particular Variable Pulsed Light (VPL) Systems are regularly producing better results than the laser systems originally available. Pulsed Light units are non-laser, emitting light across a broad range of wavelengths that are preferentially absorbed by the appropriate structure in the skin.
Does this procedure bring to the surface brown spots ect…or does this procedure take care of everything?
The procedure do bring the brown spots to the surface. The brown spots will darken within the first 5-7 days. The brown spots will return if you do not use a quality sunblock and not sunbath.
Does it hurt?
Consequently, the discomfort will be a little more for dark skinned people and those with dense dark hairs.
What are the side effects?
The visible light is completely safe so no need special precautions are needed apart from glasses for the brightness. The skin of some patients become quite red immediately after treatment and very rarely small blisters excessive sun exposure con occur.
How long does treatment take?
The face treatment usually takes 30 minutes.
Why is more than one treatment necessary?
By dividing the program into several treatments, the VPL procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk. Also, there is very little ‘down time’ (in fact, often none) compared with the recovery time required after other types of treatments. VPL is a light treatment and not a laser.
What does the VPL treatment feel like?
A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated. Then, the smooth glass surface of the hand wand (the ‘chill tip’) is placed onto the gel about 1mm off the skin’s surface and the pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small elastic band. A mild warm tingling sensation may remain for one hour or more after the treatment, and a cool pack or other cooling preparation may be used to provide relief. Most people find they can apply make-up almost immediately after treatment.